Echo Hill Outdoor School Published: January 14, 2021
Worton, MD
Job Type
Freelance / Limited Contract
Education /

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~ Echo Hill Outdoor School is a community that thrives on education and stresses genuine concern for others, cooperation, integrity, and enthusiasm for life. ~

Position Overview

Residential teaching positions are available for individuals with initiative, motivation, energy, creativity, and commitment. We welcome applications for Teacher/Naturalist roles year-round. Our primary employment start dates are March and late August.


  • Plan and teach a variety of classes from all curriculum areas
  • Create and implement new course and curriculum ideas
  • Supervise all aspects of student residential life including overnights in platform tents or cabins, table heading family-style meals, supervising free time and recreational activities
  • Active involvement in the end of week staff program assessment of visiting groups and general operation
  • Minimal maintenance duties (upkeep of the campus and facilities)


Background in:

  • Education, recreation, environmental/outdoor education, challenge course learning, psychology, human service professions, natural sciences, marine biology or related fields; and
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the environment and students of all ages
  • Must work effectively with fellow staff, be able to take initiative, and problem solve


  • Current certifications in American Red Cross First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR are required
  • All program staff must participate in a Maryland and FBI Criminal History check and USCG and Department of Transportation employee drug-testing program


  • The starting salary for an entry level Teacher/Naturalist is $260 - $275 per week depending on additional certifications.
  • School-owned housing and full board are a condition of this residential teaching position.
  • Ten month contracts are available for interested, committed individuals.
  • A staff medical policy is available.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email (or mail) a cover letter, resume, two phone reference contacts, and two written references to: Betsy McCown, Associate Director, Echo Hill Outdoor School, 13655 Bloomingneck Rd., Worton, MD 21678
  • Deadline: Applications are welcome year-round. Primary start dates are in March and late August.

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